Sunday, 11 September 2016

Cunninghame ramblers. West Kilbride to Fairlie via the Crosbie Hills. September 2016

Our short train journey started here

Crosbie reservoir with West Kilbride in the foreground.

Starting the climb to Caldron Hill

Hunterston power station and Millport

Her version of desert island discs!!

Lovely waterfall on the Glen Burn

Group on the summit of Caldron Hill.(329M)

Mr and Mrs walk leaders.
Yesterday on a lovely sunny breezy (nae midges) morning 15 walkers from Cunninghame Ramblers took a short train journey from Fairlie to the walk start in West Kilbride. Leaving the village we took a road past a large caravan park before going out onto the open moorland with its wonderful views over the Firth of Clyde climbing steadily until we reached Caldron Hill with its rather large rock cairn. Many sights were identified on the Clyde which today had lots pf pleasure craft enjoying the fine weather sailing in between  the mainland and the local isles.A steady descent took the walkers to a lovely waterfall on the Glen Burn where we had a very pleasant lunch break listening to the water passing by us on its way to the sea. A moorland path took us along a ridge to Fairlie where after a woodland walk through the glen we arrived back at the cars after an 8 mile walk taken in glorious sunny conditions. Thanks to our leaders today who had the difficult task of recceing this walk twice due to some areas being completely overgrown making it impossible to navigate a safe route for a group.